Sorting on Column Formatted in RowFormatting

2 posts, 1 answers
  1. Hugo Furth
    Hugo Furth avatar
    31 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2008

    Posted 27 May 2015 Link to this post

    Hi All -

    I have the following bit of code which works fine....I'm formatting a column based on the data in another column.

    The problem I have arises when I try to sort on 'Display1' column by clicking the header. If I try to do when the grid is first populated, it doesn't sort. If I've scrolled thru the data once, then everything is fine.

    I understand why this happens: Since the RowFormatting method is not called until the row in question is displayed, the 'Display1' values have not yet been populated in my non-visible rows.

    So my question is this: What is the best way to get 'Display1' to sort properly? Do I simulate scrolling thru the grid to force RowFormatting to do its work? Or is there a better way?

    Thanks as always,



    private void MasterTemplate_RowFormatting(object sender, RowFormattingEventArgs e)
        if (e.RowElement.RowInfo.Cells["Data1"] != null)
            if ((String)e.RowElement.RowInfo.Cells["Data1"].Value == "")
                e.RowElement.RowInfo.Cells["Display1"].Value = "";
                e.RowElement.RowInfo.Cells["Display1"].Value =

  2. Answer
    Dimitar avatar
    1940 posts

    Posted 28 May 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Hugo,

    Thank you for writing.

    The formatting events are not suitable for setting the value. Setting the value can trigger the event again and this can lead to an endless loop. These events should be used for setting visual styles or the text, but no the actual cell value. Detailed information can be found in the following articles:
    In your case it would be better to iterate all cells after the grid is bound and set their value. For example this can be done in the DataBindingComplete event. 

    Please let me know if there is something else I can help you with. 
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